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Special Education

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Our Special Education Department operates in all of our corporation's schools—elementary through high school—and our Developmental Preschool is housed at the White Oak Early Learning Center.

We are committed to supporting all students with special needs through:

  • working closely with parents/guardians to understand your child's needs,
  • assembling individualized educational programs designed to help each student succeed to the best of their ability,
  • coordinating services provided by educators, therapists, instructional assistants, and school staff,
  • providing ongoing training and education to help educators and staff remain properly trained, and
  • offering guidance across the school district to ensure Avon Schools continues to excel in serving students with special needs. 

In Avon, educational services are available to students eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act (IDEIA) and Indiana's Article 7 rules. We serve students who have disabilities in the following categories:

Autism Blind or Low Vision Deaf-Blind
Developmental Delay Deaf or Hard of Hearing Emotional Disability
Language or Speech Impairment Multiple Disabilities Other Health Impaired
Orthopedic Impairment Specific Learning Disability Traumatic Brain Injury


Would your child benefit from our services?

The Special Education Department coordinates assessments to determine if children are eligible for special education and then oversees the provision of all special education and related services. If you need any help locating the information you're looking for or if you have additional questions, please contact us today.

Special Education News & Updates

students running

Pine Tree and River Birch Elementary Schools united this week for a unique event. They hosted a combined Unified Track Meet for students with special needs and their buddies. Students competed together in a host of events.

retirees

Avon Schools district leaders, family, and friends gathered on May 13 to celebrate 24 employees who are retiring this year. In total, these individuals dedicated 552 years of service to Avon.

2023-24 Teachers & Support Staff of the Year

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, the perfect time to reveal our 2023-24 Teachers & Support Staff of the Year. Congratulations to these deserving individuals who were selected by their colleagues!

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Contact Us

Avon Schools Administration Center
7203 East U.S. Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123

p: (317) 544-6070
f: (317) 544-6080

Susie Hurt
Director of Special Education

Lori Carmichael-Howell
Assistant Director of Special Education

Brenda Whaley
Jennifer Murray

Stephanie Stafford
Administrative Assistants

Brianne Miller
Autism Consultant

Kimberly Lobosky
Transition Coordinator

Amanda Robinson
Amy Crosby
Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Karen Wilcox
Blind & Low Vision

Kristine Morrison
Preschool Coordinator